Limited Time: 3X British Airways Points on Paid Flights

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Via One Mile at a Time, British Airways is kicking off the New Year with a promotion.

You can earn 3X British Airways Avios points on flights booked and flown by March 31, 2017.  But you must register for the deal by March 31, 2017, to earn the bonus points.

You’ll earn points on British Airways, plus on American Airlines, Finnair, and Iberia trans-Atlantic flights, when you credit flights to your British Airways account.  And paid tickets in any class of service, like coach, Business, or First Class, qualify.

British Airways Avios Promotion 2017

Earn 3X British Airways Avios Points on Paid Tickets Through March 31, 2017!

Let’s take a look at the details of this promotion!

British Airways’ 3X Promotion

Link:   British Airways 3X Avios Points Promotion

Link:   Sign-up for a British Airways Loyalty Number (free to join!)

With British Airways’ latest offer, you can earn 3X British Airways Avios points on British Airways flights, when you register, book your flight, and travel by March 31, 2017.  

The promotion is valid for paid flights (not award flights) on British Airways and trans-Atlantic flights on partner airlines American Airlines, Finnair, and Iberia.  But you must register, and it’s only good for the first 8 segments flown during the promotional period.

Note:   You’ll earn 3X British Airways Avios points on flights in the UK, Ireland, and US starting January 5, 2017.  In all other regions, you’ll earn 3X British Airways Avios points starting today, January 3, 2017.

The bonus British Airways Avios points will appear in your account within 48 hours of the qualifying flight.

Is It Worth It?

This deal is a no-brainer if you have a paid flight with British Airways coming up.  Or a flight on one of the participating partner airlines, like American Airlines, between the US and Europe.

This chart shows how many British Airways Avios points you’d normally earn for flights, depending on what type of ticket you buy:

British Airways Avios Promotion 2017

You’ll Usually Earn Up to 100% of the Miles Flown for Flexible Coach Tickets

With this promotion, you could earn up to 900% of miles flown (300% X 3) if you’re flying First Class.  And a coach ticket could earn you up to 300% of miles flown (100% X 3).

But the cheapest coach fares will only earn you 75% of miles flown (25% X 3).  So be sure to check which fare class your ticket is in before you fly!

For example, you’ll fly ~7,906 miles on a round-trip flight between Chicago and London.  If you had a round-trip coach ticket between these 2 cities, you’d earn up to ~23,718 British Airways Avios points (7,906 X 3) with this promotion.

That’s enough for 3 free one-way short-haul flights under 1,150 miles within the US, that cost 7,500 British Airways Avios points.  Or more than enough for a one-way award ticket from the West Coast to Hawaii, which costs 12,500 British Airways Avios points.

So I’d suggest signing-up even if you don’t have a particular trip planned, because it only takes a few minutes.

And don’t forget, you can save up to $400 on round-trip British Airways flights with the AARP discount through January 31, 2017.  Plus you’ll get an extra 10% off your British Airways flight if you have the British Airways Visa Signature® Card.

Using British Airways Avios Points

Link:   My Series on British Airways Avios Points

With British Airways Avios points, you can book award flights at great prices including:

Because British Airways has a distance-based award chart, the amount you’ll pay depends on the length of your flight.

Plus, British Airways adds fuel surcharges to their own flights, so you’ll usually want to avoid booking award seats on British Airways.

Ways to Earn More British Airways Avios Points

Link:   Which Points Transfer to Which Airlines?  Handy Chart for Converting!

Link:   All the Ways to Earn British Airways Avios Points

Link:   British Airways Visa Signature® Card

You can earn 50,000 British Airways Avios points from the British Airways Visa Signature Card after meeting minimum spending requirements.

Or you can transfer points from flexible points programs, like AMEX Membership RewardsChase Ultimate Rewards, or Starwood.

Bottom Line

With the new British Airways Avios promotion, you’ll earn 3X British Airways Avios points on paid flights when you register, book your ticket, and fly through March 31, 2017.

The deal is good for flights on British Airways, plus trans-Atlantic flights on American Airlines, Finnair, and Iberia.

It’s worth signing-up, even if you don’t have a particular trip in mind.  Because it only takes a few minutes, and you never know when a travel opportunity might come up!

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